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The purpose of this online encyclopedia is to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of Buddhism in a manner that is of interest to both the general public and Buddhist practitioners
  • Provide clear explanations of a wide range of Buddhist terms and concepts in a manner similar to the Abhidharma traditions of Buddhism
  • Respectfully and without bias present the distinctions between the major traditions within Buddhism

About us

This site is being developed by two dharma students in order to further our own understanding. We hope that others may benefit from this effort.

Getting involved

If you are interested in helping to develop this site in any way (e.g. editor, proof reader, admin, technical support, etc.), please contact us at the email address below.


  • Email: admin@encyclopediaofbuddhism.org

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